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Do I need to ice the breast meat for a spatchcock turkey?

I have seen people say that icing the breast before cooking allows the breast the finish at the same time as the dark meat.  How does spatchcocking affect this?  Thanks.
In Manchester, TN
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,733
    @Mickey is the ambassador for spatchcock turkey. He will know.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 7,949
    @Mickey said in another thread that there is no need to ice on spatchcock

    Mickey Posts: 11,534
    November 14
    @DMW if you spatchcock the next bird you do not ice the breast.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    No need to ice on spatchcock.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,528
    great, thanks.  
    In Manchester, TN
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    @Mickey whats the average cook time on about a 15 lb spatchcock turkey?
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,528
    Kosko said:
    @Mickey whats the average cook time on about a 15 lb spatchcock turkey?
    I'm doing a 17lb today and plan on raised direct 375ish for 2 hours, to temp.  Sound close?
    In Manchester, TN
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  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,528
    man, I didn't thaw it long enough.  very difficult to cut out the backbone when its still partially frozen. oops.  
    In Manchester, TN
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    12 lbs takes me less than 1.5 at 375/400 direct raised
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    jls9595 said:
    man, I didn't thaw it long enough.  very difficult to cut out the backbone when its still partially frozen. oops.  

    Use a heavy knife for that job
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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